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Ticlo pitches for parking space in Mapusa

Mapusa: Aldona MLA, Glenn Ticlo has sought the attention of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) to find a solution to the parking woes plaguing the city. He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the commencement of development works at Shetye Waddo in Mapusa. “There has been a rise …

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Gunning for zone: applications for land conversion pour in

Panaji: After the government decided to allow change in zones by charging fees, private individuals and constructions firms have begun filing applications for converting to settlement zone not only orchards, but also paddy fields, no-development and irrigation command areas, saltpans, natural cover and farmlands. The 36 cases, which are pending …

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GF criticises Centre’s half-hearted commitment to protect Western Ghats

Panjim: Strongly criticising the Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) for its haphazard, ad-hoc, half-hearted commitment to the conservation and protection of the Western Ghats ecosystem, the Goa Foundation (GF) has claimed that the Ministry has failed to lay down norms to control development in the 63 …

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Cavelossim Village Forum accuses GSPCB of collusion

Margao: The decision to seal the premises of Mobor Fisheries, a boat repair and fish unloading dock, in Cavellosim for operating without Consent to Operate from the Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has evolved into a full-blown controversy. This, after the Scientist of GSPCB Jenica Sequera issued directions to the Collector …

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Action plan to restore state’s polluted riverine stretches

Panaji: The department of environment has constituted a committee to prepare an action plan for restoration of polluted riverine stretches. “In pursuance to the order of National Green Tribunal, the state government hereby constitutes the River Restoration Committee with secretary for environment as its chairman,” stated a related order recently …

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Calangute Panchayat to clear 52 abandoned vehicles soon

Calangute: Calangute Panchayat in collaboration with the Traffic Cell is carrying out a comprehensive campaign to remove abandoned vehicles on the main road, lanes and parking areas in the village. The panchayat in its survey has identified a total of 52 vehicles, including 14 cars lying by the road side …

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New Vaddem road construction work begins

Vasco: At last New Vaddem residents have a reason to smile as their 40-year-old demand for a road has finally been fulfilled. The work to construct the road in New Vaddem has commenced under the funds received under the 14th Finance Commission. Works have been initiated in all the wards …

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Cops search for Chimbel assault accused

Panjim: Old Goa police have launched an extensive search for six persons on charges of assaulting a resident of Chimbel on Tuesday night. The names of the accused have, however, not been disclosed to the media. Old Goa PI Sudesh Velip said the accused have been charged under sections 143 …

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58,336 quintals of sugar lying unsold at Sanjivani factory

Ponda: The loss-making 46-year-old Sanjivani sugar factory at Dayanandnagar-Dharbandora which is struggling to start its annual crushing season this year seems to have invited more trouble as the factory’s produce of last season is lying unsold in the godown. As per information, the factory had produced around 58,336 quintals of …

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